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  • My Rolling Unicycle Trainer

    I'm a 55yo 300lb guy who wants to ride a unicycle again like I did in college 30+ yrs ago (and 100 lbs heavier to add to the fun!)

    I built this with some 2x4s' and 8" casters from Harbor Freight...

    Let me just say that it works FANTASTICALLY and I'm psyched to Uni again! It'll take awhile for me to Uni w/o the thing, but I'm progressing quickly and having a blast!

    It's 42"tall and 32" wide and deep.

    My Uni is a SUN 20" Flat Top Extreme DX, $130 from Modern Bike...

    Let the good times roll!
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    Originally posted by siameez View Post
    I'm a 55yo 300lb guy who wants to ride a unicycle again like I did in college 30+ yrs ago (and 100 lbs heavier to add to the fun!)

    I built this with some 2x4s' and 8" casters from Harbor Freight...

    Let me just say that it works FANTASTICALLY and I'm psyched to Uni again! It'll take awhile for me to Uni w/o the thing, but I'm progressing quickly and having a blast!

    It's 42"tall and 32" wide and deep.

    My Uni is a SUN 20" Flat Top Extreme DX, $130 from Modern Bike...

    Let the good times roll!

    That's awesome!!! Very crafty!

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    • #3
      Very cool, good on ya!

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      • #4
        Does it have a sticky wheel like all supermarket trollies here in the UK?

        Jerry
        "One wheel good: two wheels bad"
        George OneWheel, "Unicycle Farm"

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        • #5
          Originally posted by JerryAttrick View Post
          Does it have a sticky wheel like all supermarket trollies here in the UK?

          Jerry
          Funny you should ask that -- I did have to exchange one of the casters because it wouldn't spin freely! Ha!

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          • #6
            nice job
            you should load video so we can see it in action

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            • #7
              Awesome! Good on ya for getting out there!!

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              • #8
                Amazing! Good for you, that wood work good for riding backwards, and learning to hop, and riding out of the seat. Very Cool. I may make one for teaching new people. 5 star plus.

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                • #9
                  That is so creative. Clearly you are determined!

                  I have a club where I teach people so I'll have to look into making a height adjustable one of these.
                  www.extremelyhandsome.com

                  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6lgp...ature=youtu.be

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                  • #10
                    From what I've seen on this forum, people who take time off -even as many years as you did- tend to relearn it all pretty quickly, so I bet you won't need that uniwalker invention of yours for long, and then what will you do with it? You might have done better to just buy some safety gear. On the other hand, it is pretty creative of you, and if I lived nearby, I'd probably want to borrow that thing to try and get over my apparent inability to learn one-footed riding and wheel walking. I have a book that shows a guy learning one-footed by hanging on to a broomstick held between two men, which I guess is a similar concept...

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                    • #11
                      Trainer

                      You have my respect and admiration for getting back to unicycling. Very cool. I wish you more success and fun than you can imagine now. The trainer was ingenious..

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                      • #12
                        Great idea, great realization! I wish I had this one for our beginners training group.
                        Last edited by Eric aus Chemnitz; 2014-06-24, 05:34 PM.
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                        • #13
                          2x4's and drywall screws -- those are like legos for grown ups. Love it!

                          I started riding primarily for fitness and ended up loving it for its own sake. I did lose 10% of my weight in the first four or five months too. There are few better workouts than being shaky on a unicycle.

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                          • #14
                            Wow

                            So have you tried using it to teach a beginner to ride? Have you tried using it to ride backwards??
                            Flats blow

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                            • #15
                              Welcome aboard from another rider who rode more 30 years ago then he has more recently, and who is also exactly 100 lbs. heavier than he was then too. I've been trying to get back into riding as one way to get some exercise. Tuning pianos does not give a guy any exercise whatsoever.

                              I'd wager you won't need that walker very long.
                              This ride was brought to you today by the letter U and the number 1.

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